Dinghy

RYA Youth National Championships - Winners Crowned FULL STORY HERE

The medals were decided across the five Youth Racing classes on Friday as a light, fickle breeze brought the RYA Youth National Championships to a close at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.

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18 April 2014 19:50 GMT
Boards

Robert Kent wins Round Hayling Island Race FULL STORY HERE

Winner of the full course Round Hayling Island Race for Windsurfers was Robert Kent from Calshot Activity Centre. Second was Jonathan Davis from London Windsurfing Association and third Alan Jackson. Winner of the Silver Course was Andrew Craig of Mengeham Rythe SC and winner of the Bronze Course was Olivia Watkins of HISC. There were 56 entries for the race with 43 completeing the course.
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G New
18 April 2014 17:49 GMT
Olympic

Brirtish Sailing Team field reduced squad in Hyeres FULL STORY HERE

The British Sailing Team will field a reduced squad fo the final ISAF World Sailing Cup event in Hyeres. Palma 470 bronze medallists Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark will be missing from the start line after Clark underwent a hernia operation. While Eilidh McIntyre will have an 11th hour test on her broken finger to determine whether or she and Sophie Weguelin will be able to compete.

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18 April 2014 8:27 GMT
America's Cup

Artemis Racing prepare for 35th America’s Cup bid FULL STORY HERE

Artemis Racing has signed Vincent Lauriot-Prévost, Simon Watin, Juan Garay and Matthew Davis, who will join the design team as Artemis Racing prepares for a possible 35th America’s Cup bid. Both Vincent Lauriot-Prévost and Simon Watin join from VPLP Design, a world leader in multihull racing and super yacht design founded in 1983. During the 34th America’s Cup they were part of the America's Cup Race Management design and research team, established to create an initial design package for the high-tech wing-sailed AC72 catamarans.

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18 April 2014 8:05 GMT
Dinghy

RYA Youth National Championship - Line-up for the final day FULL STORY HERE

Competitors at Weymouth will race today to decide the RYA Youth National Champions in the 29er, Radial, Spitfire, 420 and RS:X classes. Thursday the event played host to a royal audience as HRH The Princess Royal, President of the Royal Yachting Association dropped in on proceedings.

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18 April 2014 7:03 GMT
Dinghy

RYA Youth National Championship - Hanson takes Laser title FULL STORY HERE

Elliot Hanson has been crowned RYA Youth National champion as racing for the Laser came to a close, while the five other Youth racing classes battled against their peers on the penultimate day of racing.

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G New
17 April 2014 22:04 GMT
Dinghy

RS800 Grand Prix series at Stokes Bay FULL STORY HERE

Round 1 of the UK RS800 Grand Prix series kicked off at sun drenched blue sky mecca of Stokes Bay over 12/13 April. James Date and Toby Wincer (RWO) were the only boat to take 2 wins and by keeping it tight in their other races they narrowly edged out the event. Luke and Emma McEwen (Gill) finished strongly to take 2nd with Peter Barton and Chris Feibusch (Crewsaver) winning the last race to move up to 3rd overall.

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Peter Barton
16 April 2014 21:44 GMT
News

Goverment report recommends supporting Ben Ainslie's America's Cup bid FULL STORY HERE

Following BAE's decision to end shipbuilding at Portsmouth with the loss of 900 jobs, a government-commissioned report, The Transforming Solent report by Rear Adm Rob Stevens, recommends supporting Ben Ainslie's America's bid with £8,000,000 funding. Creating a Global Marine Excellence brand for the Solent through a regional marketing campaign, underpinned by a new iconic project - Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup bid.

Ben Ainslie takes Gold 2012Click image for a larger image
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G New
16 April 2014 18:21 GMT
Boards

2014 Round Hayling Island Windsurfer Race - Late entry FULL STORY HERE

On-line Entry for the 2014 Round Hayling Island Windsurfer Race closed on Thursday 17 April. But, not to worry, you can still enter this event by just turning up at the club and entering at the HISC Office. And the weather is looking good for Friday . . . The race is a circumnavigation of Hayling Island, starting from Hayling Island SC at the entrance to Chichester Harbour, up the harbour to shoot Langstone Road Bridge, which joins Hayling Island to the mainland, into Langstone Harbour. Continuing down to the entrance of Langstone Harbour, into the Solent along the south coast of Hayling Island and back into Chichester Harbour to finish at the clubhouse.


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16 April 2014 7:09 GMT